Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,380.41 up 18.70 points):Air Canada (TSX:AC.B). Airline. Down 41 cents, or 7.03 per cent, at $5.42 on 9.74 million shares. The company said there was no pending material news when its shares were halted earlier in the trading day.Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:PWT). Oil and gas. Down $1.89, or 16.25 per cent, at $9.74 on 6.22 million shares. The Alberta-focused oil producer will sell up to $2 billion in assets as part of its new strategy. It also posted a third-quarter profit of $27 million, turning around last year’s loss of $67 million.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Down three cents, or 0.16 per cent, at $19.13 on 5.62 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up 13 cents, or 2.87 per cent, at $4.66 on 5.56 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Natural gas. Up 23 cents, or 1.20 per cent, at $19.44 on 5.50 million shares. The natural gas giant announced Tuesday that it will shed 20 per cent of its workforce, slash its dividend and spin off a chunk of its Alberta land holdings into a new public company.Toronto Venture Exchange (941.23 down 4.38 points):Discovery Ventures Inc. (TSXV:DVN). Miner. Unchanged at 23 cents on 7.28 million shares.WesternZagros Resources Ltd. (TSXV:WZR). Oil and gas. Down five cents, or 5.81 per cent, at 81 cents on 3.29 million shares. Tests at its Kurdamir oil and gas discovery in Iraq confirmed light oil, the company announced after markets closed.Companies reporting major news:Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU). Fertilizer. Down 52 cents, or 0.57 per cent, at $90.80 on 743,240 shares. The Calgary-based company earned US$76 million, or 52 cents per share, in the third quarter, up from $129 million, or 80 cents per share, in the same year-earlier period. Revenue was up at $2.87 billion compared with $2.83 billion.Enbridge (TSX:ENB). Pipeline. Up 76 cents, or 1.66 per cent, at $46.56 on 1.28 million shares. Net income more than doubled to $421 million, or 51 cents per share, versus $187 million, or 24 cents per share, it generated a year earlier. Overall revenue was just under $9 billion, up from $5.6 billion, helped by higher commodity sales and stronger pipeline and gas distribution sales.Torstar Corp. (TSX:TS.B). Media. Down a penny, or 0.17 per cent, at $5.77 on 91,363 shares. The owner of the Toronto Star newspaper and Harlequin books posted a $70.8-million loss in the third quarter, pulled down by a nearly 17 per cent slide in print advertising revenue and an $85.4-million writedown on the declining value of its assets. The loss was a reversal from a profit of $11.1 million in the same period a year ago while overall revenue dropped about eight per cent to $328 million. by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 6, 2013 3:30 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Serbia continues dialogue on Kosovo seeks integration into EU Prime Minister tells

“I take this opportunity to underline that national priority of the Republic of Serbia is reaching political solution to the issue of Kosovo and Metohija,” said Mr. Vucic during the Assembly’s annual debate.By defending its sovereignty and territorial integrity, Serbia defends not only international law, the UN Charter and the supreme authority of the UN Security Council in maintaining international peace and security, but also its national and historical identify, he added.Unilateral actions seriously threaten to jeopardize international order and serve as a cautionary tale for other regions facing similar attempts of secession and change of internationally recognized state borders.Economic and social development cannot be achieved without decisively confronting with security challenges of the modern world, he said, warning that Serbia is located in a region that has strong centres used for affirmation of aggressive ideology of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and other terrorist and extremist organizations, including recruitment and sending foreign terrorist fighters to crisis spots.“Territory of the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija is a particular challenge; foreign terrorist fighters’ phenomenon is very visible there. Observed in percentage compared to the number of inhabitants, Kosovo Albanians are the most represented in [ISIL],” he said.Serbia gives special importance to activities of the UN Mission in Kosovo and Metohija, he said, underlining the status-neutral presence of the Mission. Creating the conditions for the sustainable return of those displaced from Kosovo and Metohija is a key element of the reconciliation process, he explained.Unfortunately, he said, even 17 years after the end of conflict and despite many years of the international community’s presence, there are no conditions in Kosovo for undisturbed and sustainable return of internally displace persons. For the past 17 years, only 1.9 per cent managed to achieve sustainable return, and there are still about 204,000 displaced persons within Serbia, he added.Serbia will continue the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina in the interest of regional stability and better Serbian-Albanian relations, he stressed. Serbia attaches a significant importance to implementation of the 2030 Agenda and has formed interdepartmental working group in charge of implementation of the Agenda, and will start the process of updating national sustainable development strategy and its financing. Serbia is carrying out a series of reforms with an eye toward integration into the European Union, he said. read more

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